Remy's Recipes - Fruit Falooda

My work mates and I, were shifting from one place to another like nomads for the last two months due to several reasons. At last, we are grateful to nest in the spacious 3+1 apartment with all the comforts and nice owner! So we invited few colleagues last Sunday for lunch to our new found heaven. Now for the record, I love cooking and often surprise everyone, including myself with tasty dishes. My two flat mates taste and approve the dishes I make. Wait, they aren't innocent white mice types you imagine them to be. But they can be mistaken for giant rats, the ones that eats everything like in Ratatouille movie. Thank god, they don't read my posts :)

I became the head chef as usual, and the challenge was to cook for 10 people. The fringe benefit I received in return was very fulfilling. I got to boss around my mates happily. If I had said "hey wash this vessel , I need it" or "dice these onions fast" they would give me "what the heck" look. But they have to oblige when I assume the role of head chef to cook their favorite items. I cooked Puri, Paneer butter masala, Jeera Pepper rice, Vermicelli Yogurt (substitute for curd rice), Dhaal paayasam, Indian Coleslaw, Egg burji, Aloo masala fry, papadams and Home made Fruit Falooda :) I had 3 helpers ( two flat mates and a friend), who did the puri dough, vegetable cutting and many small yet significant stuff.

Most of them are custom made recipes , I would post them one at a time under "Remy's Recipes"Tag. Today we will learn to make home made Fruit Falooda. As I said, this is my very own version, and doesn't resemble anything you get in resturants. By the way, why to make the exact one if you can get it in the nearby resturant?
To make this falooda you need:
1. Vanilla ice cream - I used Caramel macadamia vanilla ice cream.
2. Vermicelli 1 cup
3. Milk maid
4. Fresh fruits - I used Mango, pineapple, apple pomegranate and grapes. (use fruits of your choice)
5. Fresh cream
6. Custard - vanilla flavor, if you know how to make u can, I just brought the readymade from supermarket.
7. Strawberry jam
8. Colored cherries and nuts
9. Dates
10. Chocolate - a dark bar and white bar ( optional )
11. Most important - people who can appreciate good food :)

Now first fry the vermicelli in the pan, until they become light brown , don't over fry and don't use oil. Pour 2 cups of water in another vessel and heat. When the water starts boiling, put the fried vermicelli. When they are almost cooked, take it off the stove and drain the excess water. Then run it under the cool water and drain again. Once it reaches the room temperature, put it in a container and add milk maid to it. you may put it in different containers and add different colors too. Refrigerate.

Cut the fruits to very fine small pieces, and keep them separately in different containers. Use same sized ice cream cups for everyone to avoid " I didn't get enough" fight. First put two teaspoons of custard, then put fruits layer by layer. use fresh cream in between. Then add two teaspoons of strawberry jam, soaked vermicelli and another layer of custard. Now add dates and colored cherries. Place one or two scopes of Vanilla ice-cream (I take two scopes one slightly over another like a mountain ). Refrigerate.

(Optional) Heat the pan in high flame. Put two cubes of dark and white chocolates and turn off the flame. Now don't use spatula, just hold the pan and do a shakira hip dance. The cubes would melt and form a pleasing marble design . Once it comes to room temperature, pour it on top of the ice cream and sprinkle nuts. Refrigerate again for 10-15 mins.
Serving note:
Play a good music, sit together with your love/family/friend and have a hearty chat over the ice cream.

Comments

G3 said…
me the firstae :)))))))))))))
G3 said…
avvvvvvvvvvvvv.. fridgela irukkara casatta icecream family packka saaptu ippodhaikku manasa thethikkaren.. neenga chennai varrappo indha falooda enakku senju thaanga ;))))))))))
gils said…
athaanaa paathen..saapaatu postuku g3 first varama epdi :D
gils said…
intha falooda bombayla semma famous sonnangalaynu try panen..semma mokkaia irunthichi..noodleslaam poatu athu mela fruits..oodala vanilla icenu oray kadhambama irunthichi..urs looks tasty :)
Prats said…
Looks yummmy!!!!
R-ambam said…
hmm...! Looks yummy .

//Now don't use spatula, just hold the pan and do a shakira hip dance. //
reeeely ?
R-ambam said…
Unga recipe la enakku romba pidicha ingredient Milk maid thaan...
apdiye chaapdalaam !!!!!!!!!!!
R-ambam said…
enna thavira enga veetla ellarukkumey Ice cream romba pidikkum (m not phobic ,jus not so tempting to me )
:(
so some day I will prepare with the help of this recipe :)
Thamizhmaangani said…
oh my god, you are fabulous man! invite me one day buddy!!!!!!!:)
Yummy Falooda! I'm pretty sure your audience had fun watching you cook too - What with Shakira dance and everything!! :-D

I too love to cook as long as I have helpers who clean up the vessels!! :-D
athivas said…
vow!a deep sigh on the menu u prepared...and the falooodaaaaaa....looks too good!
Preeti Shenoy said…
wow!! :)
Girl who marries you would be lucky :)(provided u also clear up after u cook and dont expect her to help ;-) ):)
Cheers
preeti

ps: Most women find men who cook very sexy :)
Sri, I feel like I got the student of the week badge!! Thanks for feauring my blog! :-)
gils said…
//ps: Most women find men who cook very sexy :)//

:(((((
Srivats said…
@ G3
neenga dhaan first take the first falooda scoope :)

India varum podhu Kandippa kediakkum :)
Srivats said…
@ G3
// fridgela irukkara casatta icecream family packka //

ungalukkaga mattum vaangi vachadhu dhaaney ?
Srivats said…
//athaanaa paathen..saapaatu postuku g3 first varama epdi :D//

G3 edhukku naan poruppey ellai.. sollitten aaama
Srivats said…
@ Gils
//intha falooda bombayla semma famous sonnangalaynu try panen..semma mokkaia irunthichi..noodleslaam poatu athu mela fruits..oodala vanilla icenu oray kadhambama irunthichi..urs looks tasty :)//

haha dei kitey thattey edhey dhaaney naanum solli erukken , eru mavaney adutha postla vachikaren
Srivats said…
@ Prats : Thanks buddy

@ Thamiz : Vaangalen kandippa senju tharen apdi ellam sollalaamdhaan, neenga modhalla koptiam vaanga oru teatarik sapda.. hehe
Srivats said…
R-ambam

Ammam hip hop cooking, hipkkum excercise.

Ennadhu ice cream temptinga ellaya ..? sariya pochu..

adhu enna someday - someday i wud be myself post maari, chumma try pannunga , pidikalinna veetla icecream pidicha makkal dhan erukaangaley hehe..
Srivats said…
@ thethoughtfultrain said...
//
Yummy Falooda! I'm pretty sure your audience had fun watching you cook too - What with Shakira dance and everything!! :-D //

Haha they came after the cookin done and went once they finished eating :)

//I too love to cook as long as I have helpers who clean up the vessels!! :-D
//

Why dont u try to host in cookery shows then u dont have to - i guess :)
Srivats said…
@ athivas said...
//
vow!a deep sigh on the menu u prepared...and the falooodaaaaaa....looks too good!//

Why deep sigh ? just get it in the nearby resturant and enjoy or come to my home in tampines :)
Srivats said…
@ Preeti Shenoy

Thanks much :)yes I would clean up good :) and yes my love finds me sexy LOL
Srivats said…
@ thethoughtfultrain said...
//
Sri, I feel like I got the student of the week badge!! Thanks for feauring my blog! :-)//

Ahaa I am the student, u have like featured post award, my pleasure :)
The food looks awesome. WIsh I could taste it! Have a nice weekend!
this is your fault Srivats, you made me hungry at 8:00 in the morning! hahaha....
/I love cooking /
that's a surprise!
//they aren't innocent white mice types you imagine them to be. //
I'm ready to be that If I had to taste those yummy faloodas!
eyomer said…
scrumptious recipe. u can cool ur loved ones with these recipes for sure. :-)
Vidya said…
Oh my God...I read this post right around my dinner time here in the USA and I started salivating literally! It is refreshing to find a man who can actually cook! :D

I find cooking therapeutic too. There used to be times during cold winter months, I would keep my patio door open so that the apartment is aired but stay put cooking in the kitchen, basking in the warmth of the stove!

I will try that Falooda sometime and let you know how that goes!

By the by, I love what you write as your description " I am here to make a difference" That is such a positive attitude! Keep it up!
Annam said…
parkave supera iruku:)))
Annam said…
India varum podhu Kandippa kediakkum :)////

wen r u cuming??:))))))late panantheenga:)))
Srivats said…
@ mybittersweetkoreanlife

//this is your fault Srivats, you made me hungry at 8:00 in the morning! hahaha....//

LOL. Falooda is very famous ice cream back home. Do you guys get falooda in your place ? If not try my recipe , its much simple to make and u get to dance like shakira while doing so ;)
Srivats said…
@ Aruna

///I love cooking /
that's a surprise!

ahaa.. apdiya ?

//they aren't innocent white mice types you imagine them to be. //
I'm ready to be that If I had to taste those yummy faloodas!

sure sure, kandippa panni tharen, unga pavaellam engey pogum LOL
Srivats said…
@ Eyomer

//scrumptious recipe. u can cool ur loved ones with these recipes for sure. :-)
//

haha my love does a better cooking than mine( I guess/hope/believe so) :P
Srivats said…
@Vidya

//Oh my God...I read this post right around my dinner time here in the USA and I started salivating literally!//

Welcome Vidya, haha did I do it ? LOL glad it appealed to u.

//It is refreshing to find a man who can actually cook! :D//

Best cooks in the world are all men ;) Nalabaagam englodadhudhaan.

//I find cooking therapeutic too. There used to be times during cold winter months, I would keep my patio door open so that the apartment is aired but stay put cooking in the kitchen, basking in the warmth of the stove! //

Yes cant agree more, and its very heart warming to cook for ur loved ones, to see how they respond for ur dishes.

//I will try that Falooda sometime and let you know how that goes! //

Great, please do so, may be u can add in some fine thoughts to make it more tastier :) Remember Nigella feast program?

//By the by, I love what you write as your description " I am here to make a difference" That is such a positive attitude! Keep it up!//

Much honoured by ur presence and ur words, yes I honestly feel so - I can make a difference - blame it on the paulo coelho books for such an attitude , LOL .
Srivats said…
@ Annam

//parkave supera iruku:)))//
Hello pakka mattum dhaana ??

//wen r u cuming??:))))))late panantheenga:)))
//

Very soon ;P ana eppo varvennu sollama vandhaadhaaney surprise ??
Pri said…
wow..this looks yum!!
will definitely try this one out..less chances of burning down the kitchen too ;)
ohh my my! what a neat spread.. i second Preeti's comments too
Srivats said…
@ Pri

//less chances of burning down the kitchen too ;)
//

LOL oh yes! All the best! :P

@Ajourneycalledlife

Thanks much! :) I am luckier though to give my best to my love :P
Srimathi said…
Kalakara poo....... i will visit to have ur falooda
Aaarti said…
Woww, now that was interesting-- the post and the recipe...!!
Nice blog you got here, came thru Vidya's!!
Srivats said…
@ Srimathi

Most welcome da :)

@Aarti

Welcome :) Happy to know you liked it.
Vidya said…
Hey,

How would you like for me to share some insights about the Leadership workshop? We should probably talk.

But firstly, get the permission from your girl friend to do so! :D

Vidya
Srivats said…
@ Vidya

LOL sure it shouldnt be a problem :)
Charissism said…
even in picture I can feel its yumminess! I never thought that you're such a good Cook now! I'm soo jealous.hahaha

Love the presentation too!
Srivats said…
@ Charissism

Yup and see what did u miss the last time u said u were busy to have meals at my place ;)
Sundar said…
nice :-) wil try it out. Now I know I will be well fed ;-)
Swaram said…
Man! U r a gr8 cook! That one looks yum :)

So, when cn we come over for lunch :P

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